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'Rude'principal gets it
Students, staff go on the rampage

Ludhiana October 1
Teachers and students of Satyawati Oswal Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, G.T.Road, Miller Ganj, here, protested against the "dictatorial attitude" of the school principal here today.

Broken furniture at Satyawati Oswal Vidya Mandir after teachers’ protest against the principal in Ludhiana Broken furniture at Satyawati Oswal Vidya Mandir after teachers’ protest against the principal in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma


EARLIER STORIES


Parents sore over school facilities
Ludhiana, October 1
Parents of a number of students of G.D.Goenka School here levelled allegations against the school management for not providing enough facilities to their wards as mentioned in the prospectus. They said there was no sufficient playground for students and the school was frequently changing their teachers. "The studies of our wards get disturbed and the courses have not been completed yet", alleged one of the parent.

DC office: More problems, few solutions
Ludhiana, October 1
A queue of people wait outside the DC office in Ludhiana with various grievances Everyday there is a long queue of people outside the Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner’s office. They come from different places in the district. At best, they are referred further to some other official and at worst the DC is not available and they have to come again.


A queue of people wait outside the DC office in Ludhiana with various grievances. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

For some, Gandhi's birthday means empty stomach
Ludhiana, October 1
A woman, who begs daily, will be displaced from this place on Tuesday due to the Gandhi Jayanti celebrations in Ludhiana. They take shelter under Mahatma Gandhi's memorial when he remains forgotten throughout the year. But these homeless are shooed away from his bust, put up on old GT Road, when the ‘‘ritual’’ of remembering him is performed on his birth and death anniversary twice a year.A number of such people, who are without a house here, spend the night and even run their small time businesses.But they will be forced to stay away when some important persons will pay tributes to the father of nation on his birth anniversary tomorrow.

A woman, who begs daily, will be displaced from this place on Tuesday due to the Gandhi Jayanti celebrations in Ludhiana. — Tribune photograph

No bhangra, it’s ‘Rockilution’
Ludhiana, October 1
The latest fashion in Ludhiana is not a bhangra contest, but what is known as “Rockilution” - a rock music contest. The city went plumb crazy recently and swayed to performances by four professional bands from Punjab at “Rockilution”. The event was marked by drum beats, funky guitars and high-pitched vocals.

Ex- tehsildar booked for forgery 
Ludhiana, October 1
A tehsildar posted as sub-registrar here in 2002, who had allegedly pocketed lakhs of rupees by preparing a duplicate sale deed of a plot in the Sherpur area in connivance of his employees and a car dealer, has been booked for cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy on a complaint of plot owner Satwinder Kaur.

Excise raid on yarn manufacturers
Chandigarh, October 1
The Directorate-General of Central Excise Intelligence today conducted raids on two yarn manufacturing units in Ludhiana for evading excise duty through “illegal” means. The directorate has estimated duty evasion to the tune of Rs 1 crore, sources said.

1 killed in accident
Amloh, October 1
One person was killed on the spot near Preet Nursing Home here yesterday when he was hit by a bus. The Bhadson police has impounded the bus (PB11W 0393).

COMMUNITY

 

The SMO of the civil hospital flags off an awareness rally on National Voluntary Blood Donation Day in Ludhiana
The SMO of the civil hospital flags off an awareness rally on National Voluntary Blood Donation Day in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Blood Donation Day celebrated
Call to make blood donation a mass movement

Ludhiana, October 1
To commemorate National Voluntary Blood Donation Day, a function was organised by Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here today. Dr Amarjit Kaur, professor and head of Transfusion Medicine, said October 1 was observed as National Voluntary Blood Donation Day with the objective of creating awareness of blood donation and safe blood for transfusion to the critically ill patient which was only possible by regular voluntary blood donation.
"The message has to be conveyed to all donors so that blood donation can become a mass movement," she stressed.

BSNL celebrates seventh anniversary
Ludhiana, October 1
S.K. Nigam, general manager, telecom, gives awards to schoolchildren who presented cultural items on occausion of seventh anniersary of BSNL in Ludhiana Employees of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) celebrated the seventh anniversary of BSNL, here today. Addressing the employees, S.K. Nigam, general manager, telecom, said the employees should strive even harder to improve services provided by the organisation.
“We should continue working towards the betterment of our organisation and results would follow.
S.K. Nigam, general manager, telecom, gives awards to schoolchildren who presented cultural items on occausion of seventh anniersary of BSNL in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photo

Training programme on plant disease diagnostics
Ludhiana, October 1
The department of plant pathology, PAU, will organise an ICAR sponsored advanced training programme on “Plant Disease Diagnostics” from October 3 to 23. The director of this programme Dr S.K.Mann said this type of training was extremely important for timely detection and diagnosis of plant pathogens in planting material.

 

CRIME

1 held on abduction charge
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 1
The local police has arrested one of the two accused who had been booked under Section 363, 366-A and 120 B of the IPC for abducting a girl on pretext of marrying her and attempting to rape her.

 

BUSINESS

Textile industry can provide more jobs: Kang 
Ludhiana, October 1
The clothing and textiles departments could play an important role in catering to the burgeoning manpower needs of the textile industry. This was the observation of the vice-chancellor of PAU, Dr M.S.Kang. He said this while interacting with participants attending an ICAR-sponsored winter school on “Developing competitive skills in apparel design, production and marketing” today at department of clothing and textiles, college of home science. He opined that being the second largest producer in the world, the textile and apparel industry in India has the potential to generate employment for a number of youth at all levels.

Traders rush to deposit form-C on last day
Ludhiana, October 1
A large number of traders gathered outside the Excise and Taxation office in Mini Secretariat for depositing their form-C, for the goods traded outside the state, on the last date for submitting these forms here today.

Impose duty on bicycle imports, says industry
Ludhiana, October 1
Finding themselves uncompetitive in front of China due to continues rise in steel prices, the local industry today demanded that the government should impose anti-dumping duty on imports of bicycles and engineering goods from China and also control steel prices.

 

EDUCATION

Rules sacrosanct, says new registrar
Ludhiana, October 1
Dr Raj Kumar Mahey, a senior faculty from department of agronomy, joined as registrar, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today. Dr Mahey has been serving in the university for over last three decades.
Dr Mahey took-over the charge after former registrar Dr V.K.Sharma retired on September 30. He said he was a facilitator between faculty and the vice-chancellor. “My duty is to see that the rules and regulations are properly followed. And the decisions are implemented.

Dr Raj Kumar Mahey
Dr Raj Kumar Mahey

From Schools & Colleges
Mahatma Gandhi, Shastri remembered

Ludhiana, October 1
Lord’s Divine Public School, Noorwala road, held a function to mark the birthday celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri here today. The function was presided over by the trustee of the school Rajnish Jain.

Teachers resent govt policies
Ludhiana, October 1
Nearly 300 government school teachers from Ludhiana left for Kapurthala this morning to lodge a protest against “anti-teacher” policies of the government. The teachers said they were being “victimised” by the government for long.

COURTS

Sandhu’s arrest: Lawyers strike work
Ludhiana, October 1
City lawyers today protested against the arrest of former additional advocate-general, Punjab, Harpreet Singh Sandhu in connection with the infamous City Centre Scam by striking work following a call given by the District Bar Association.

 

CULTURE

‘Birah’ finds audience in students
Ludhiana, October 1
Noted Uttar Pradesh folk artiste Ram Kailash and his troupe present traditional music "Birah" at Wylie Memorial School in Ludhiana Ram Kailash is already past 80. But the eminent folk singer from Uttar Pradesh sings the "Birah" with such a passionate longing as if he misses his beloved even now. Birah, the longing for the beloved, is a popular folk form of Uttar Pradesh and is still sung with equal passion and longing.
Today when Kailash performed at the Wylie Memorial School in the morning in a programme organised by the Spicmacay, his audience was little different.
Noted Uttar Pradesh folk artiste Ram Kailash and his troupe present traditional music "Birah" at Wylie Memorial School in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed 

HEALTH

Right diet, exercise must to avoid heart trouble: Docs 
Ludhiana, October 1
A series of lectures and interactive sessions on prevention of cardio-vascular diseases, healthy diet and regimen of physical exercise marked the World Heart Day at Hero DMC Heart Institute here yesterday. The motive behind this was to make people aware of the risk factors, management of cardiac problems and the desired lifestyle changes to keep diseases at bay.

 
SPORTS

Uttrakhand, Punjab athletes excel
Ludhiana, October 1
Participants at the national atheltics meet for visually challenged at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana Players from Uttrakhand and those from Punjab continued their dominance on the second day of the 4th National Athletics Meet for the visually challanged being organised by the Punjab Sports Association for Blind with the help of the Punjab Sports Department at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

Participants at the national atheltics meet for visually challenged at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana, on Monday.— Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Punjab clinch doubles title
Ludhiana, October 1
Ludhiana Badminton Academy players Raj Kumar and Pranav Chopra have created history by enabling Punjab to clinch doubles title in the senior as well as junior sections of the North Zone Inter State Badminton Tournament which concluded at Karnail Singh Stadium, New Delhi, yesterday. Punjab emerged champions in the tournament after a gap of one decade. In the senior section, Punjab team comprising Mayank Bahl, Lakhwinder Singh, Raj Kumar, Pranav Chopra and Opinderpal Singh overpowered Delhi in the finals to bag the title while in the junior section, Punjab outplayed Chandigarh to emerge champions.

CBSE volleyball meet begins
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 1
The CBSE Cluster XVI Volleyball Tournament u-19 started at Gobindgarh Public School, here today. Forty schools from across the state are taking part in it. Shamsher Singh Boprai, SP (D), Fatehgarh Sahib, declared the tournament open.

Inderjeet steers  Salil XI to victory
Ludhiana, October 1
A batsman plays a defensive shot in the Ludhiana District Twenty20 Cricket Tournament being played at the Government Institute of Textile and Knitting in Ludhiana A blistering batting display by Inderjeet Singh, who hammered 64 runs with the help of six boundaries and three sixes, helped Salil XI to a comfortable win by 81 runs over Diamond Criket Club in the third match of the second Ludhiana District Twenty20 Cricket Tournament being played at the Government Institute of Textile and Knitting, Rishi Nagar here today.

A batsman plays a defensive shot in the Ludhiana District Twenty20 Cricket Tournament being played at the Government Institute of Textile and Knitting in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Promote sports, says Chandumajra
Amloh, October 1
The 26th annual sports tournament organised by the rural youth sports club concluded at Bhadson village, near here, yesterday. SAD general secretary Prem Singh Chandumajra was the chief guest. He urged the youth to patronise sports and help in eradicating drug-addiction among students. He announced to provide Rs 50,000 worth sports equipment to the club.



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